- Vaughan Williams
- Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
- Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
- The Walk to the Paradise Garden
- Symphony No.5
- Natasha Paremski
- Mike Allen
- Rory Macdonald
This delectable programme of spine-tingling works opens with the Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams. The majesty of the English Renaissance meets the pre-war innocence of early 20th-century England, as a theme by Thomas Tallis resonates through Vaughan Williams’ rich string textures.
In the fascinating Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings by Shostakovich, the piano dominates, but both soloists shine with quick-fire exchanges and rhythmic verve.
The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, is a gloriously seductive work, its sumptuous orchestration dripping with nostalgia.
As if this wasn’t enough, the epic Fifth Symphony by Sibelius is one of his masterpieces, building to a climactic finale with its unforgettable horn theme.